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FEATURED IN LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT TULSA THAT ARE MEANINGFUL TO THEM , EIGHT OF THE CITY'S COOLEST CITIZENS TELL US WHAT MAKES THEIR HOME SPECIAL

Tony Moore

Executive Director, Gathering Place

Q: What’s the best place in Tulsa to get a drink?

I’m not much of a drinker, but I do like the tropical virgin drinks at Sisserou’s A Taste of the Caribbean restaurant. 107 North Boulder Avenue, (918) 576-6800 or sisserousrestaurant.com.

Q: What’s your favorite Tulsa restaurant, and what do you order?

I am stuck on KEO Asian Cuisine. I love their tuna nachos. 3524 South Peoria, (918) 794-8200 and 8921 South Yale, (918) 794-0090. keorestaurant.com.

Q: What’s the one place you always take people visiting Tulsa for the first time?

I love the First Friday Art Crawl experience in the Tulsa Arts District. (918) 527-8170 or thetulsaartsdistrict.org.

Q: Who is a Tulsan living or dead who inspires you and why?

George Kaiser and his love for people in need, especially young children.

Q: What makes you most excited for Tulsa’s future?

I am excited about the regional destination draw that Tulsa will become. It’s quickly becoming a multi-night stay. visittulsa.com.

Jose Vega

Deputy Director, Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center

Q: What’s your favorite place to see live music?

The ReVue @ Thelma’s Bar. They have live music and drag queen shows. 2008 East Admiral Boulevard, (918) 836-5272 or therevuetulsa.com.

Q: What’s the best place in Tulsa to go shopping?

Boomtown Tees. Local swag, spirited T-shirts designed by local artists, and souvenirs that let everyone display their Tulsa and Oklahoma affection. 114A South Elgin Avenue, (918) 938-6000 or boomtowntees.com.

Q: What’s the most unusual spot in Tulsa?

The White Lion Pub, a classic ale house with British cuisine and customary English and Irish beers in the middle of a city in the heartland. 6927 South Canton Avenue, (918) 491-6533 or facebook.com/whitelionpubtulsa.

Q: What’s your favorite place to get a cup of coffee?

Gypsy Coffee House, a late-night Arts District hangout with vegan dishes, WiFi, and open-mic nights in quirky warehouse digs. 303 North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, (918) 295-2181 or gypsycoffee.com.

Q: Why do you make your home in Tulsa?

I want to be the person I needed when I was younger, motivating LGBTQ+ youth and community, all while helping highlight what Tulsa has to offer and making this a great place for all.

Joy Harjo

United States Poet Laureate

Q: What’s your favorite Tulsa restaurant, and what do you order?

White River Fish Market. I order broiled salmon with coleslaw and green beans and popcorn shrimp to share. 1708 North Sheridan Road, (918) 835-1910 or whiteriverfishmarket.com.

Q: What’s your favorite place in Tulsa to see live music?

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. 5 South Boston Avenue, (918) 928-5299 or okjazz.org.

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November/December 2019